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Dec 4, 2012 12:00am PST
angeles. with gang infested housing projects that are now almost mythic, jordan downs and nickerson gardens, and i worked in these projects during what is referred to as the decade of death, when crack and unregulated gun availability laid waste to communities of color. in los angeles during the late 1980's and early 1990's, there were 1000 homicides per year in the city of los angeles, not the county, the city. now, we have between 203 hundred homicides per year. people talk about the gang problem having been addressed. i want to share with you, what i experienced, what i have learned, i am not a typical academic. i will not quote statistics to you or talk about theories. i will talk with you about practicality. pragmatic approaches, and i will talk about reality. san francisco, like los angeles learned, will never saw or deal with its gang problems effectively unless there is true collaboration. i will talk to you about what this looks like and feels like. i will speak to you about the lessons that we have learned as law enforcement had to come off of the high perch, in los angele
Dec 4, 2012 12:30am PST
people are. when i was a sweet young thing and a social worker in nickerson gardens, i had that one kid. every gang interventionist, every person in this room knows about that one kid. all of us have that kid. they touch us for reasons we cannot articulate. i don't know why bobby touched me, his name was little devil but i never wanted to call him by that name. i think about his personality and that maybe the reason. he was 14 years old and had been abused, and was in foster placement with his hat -- aunt. i fell in love with him in the most proper, loving, in the most big sister way. i would say to him, with all the ignorance of the young social worker, i will always be here for you, always. always. it was a friday night, and i had gone on a string of disasters states, this was in the 1980's. we hooked up, but said we didn't. it was 2:00am and i was getting home. i lived in venice, california. the rent was affordable. but this was to in the morning. the house had a wraparound porch. i was walking up to my house, and there was a shadowy figure on the porch. i did what any concert --
Dec 21, 2012 3:00am PST
vote. dwayne nickerson wants to know. i wonder if they are going to have "the bill press show" on in the after life if the world ends tomorrow. it was supposed to end at 6:12 east coast time. and guess what? we are still here. so "the bill press show" will be here in this life and the afterlife. >> this is "the bill press show." >>. >> right here in our nation's capitol, coming to you live from washington, d.c., bringing you the stories of the day and, most importantly, giving you a chance to weigh in, get the involved in the conversation a call at 866-55-press. guess what? it is now 7 o'clock on the east coast and the world did not end. december 21st and we are still here. the myans were wrong. we still have to deal with the fiscal cliff gun violence and christmas shopping. damn. all right. we will tell but it. today's current news update from lisa ferguson out in los angeles. hi, lisa. good morning. >> hey, bill. we made it at least until the next rapture? president obama is taking time to respond to petitions on the white house website calling for more gun control room. in a new v
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